How was your experience with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility?
- Really cares about her patients
- Willing to work with patients to determine the next course of action / protocols when setbacks / disappointments occurred
- Succinct communication
- Does not give a very warm bedside manner that some people require
- Very busy
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility?
Although she might not give you a warm, fuzzy feeling, she really cares about her patients, is competent, and is willing to work with them, unlike other clinics. Do spend the time to think about the questions to ask, do the right research, and work with her as a team.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility?
Dr. Barbieri's communication style is succinct, to-the-point, and no sugar coating. This might induce the patients to feel that she is not warm or catered to their feelings and needs. However, she is extremely dedicated to her patients (she talked with me about my treatment plan during her maternity leave), cares about their well-being (she told me to slow down from my hectic life), and spends the time to think about the best course of action for her patients.
Describe the protocols Elizabeth Barbieri used in your cycles at ORM Fertility and their degree of success.
A total of 4 cycles:
#1 - Antagonist protocol: OCP for suppression, 8 days of 150IU Menopur and 150 IU of Follistim, Dexamethasone , Ganirelix, Novarel for trigger. 9 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 3 reached blastocyst stage.
#2 - (to increase the number of eggs) OCP + Lupron for suppression, 12 days of 150 IU Menopur, 300 IU of Follistim, 5 units of Lupron, Novarel for trigger. 15 eggs retrieved, 6 fertilized, 1 reached blastocyst stage.
#3 - Estrogen Priming (to increase the number of eggs and egg quality) - Estrace, 13 days of 150 IU Menopur, and 300 IU of Follistim, 33 units of Omnitrope for the first 7 days, Dexamethasone, Lupron / HCG mix. 25 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 0 reached blastocyst stage.
#4 - Antagonist protocol: OCP for suppression, 10 days of 150IU Menopur and 150 IU of Follistim, Dexamethasone , Ganirelix, Novarel for trigger. 12 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 2 reached blastocyst stage.
Describe your experience with your nurse at ORM Fertility.
The nurses at ORM are very nice! They handle a large number of patients so it is important for the patient to ensure test order are received.
Describe your experience with ORM Fertility.
ORM is a very nice clinic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Elizabeth Barbieri at ORM Fertility.
Without insurance, it is about $15K for egg retrieval (including CCS), $4K for frozen transfer. Medication is about $3K.
What specific things went wrong at ORM Fertility?
- Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
- Failed to call with results
- Failed to order appropriate test